Carving

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
26371
Item name
Carving 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Mr Reg Knox  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Brisbane
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1989 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Reg Knox 
Raw material
Plaster-of-paris; paint; glass
Dimensions
H: 170 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 135 mm Circum:

Description

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.

Busts 26369 (man), 26370 (woman) and 26371 (boy) were made by Reg Knox. The items are made of plaster-of-paris, which is poured into a mould. When dry, Mr Knox hand painted each.

Made by Reg Knox as part of the Mi-An-Jin exhibition (1990, University of Queensland Anthropology Museum). The exhibition showcased paintings and sculptures by Reg Knox, who drew from historical sources and photography to give an account of an Aboriginal man’s recollections of growing up in Mi-an-jin (now known as Gardens Point, Brisbane). Described in the exhibition catalogue as “an illustrated historical novel”, the intention of the work was to depict Brisbane as a place that had always been inhabited by Aboriginal people.

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